Expected Ship Date: June 25, 2013
DarkFuse presents its very first collector's set featuring Jeffrey J. Mariotte's complete Border Trilogy. The three novels (River Runs Red, Missing White Girl and Cold Black Hearts) have been issued by DarkFuse as fine limited editions, slipcased together with exclusive bonus material and artwork by Frank Walls. Each edition is bound in high quality buckram, contains an original foil stamp design on each cover along with a full color wraparound dust jacket. Each book is hand-signed by the author and possesses full color illustrated endsheets. The specially designed slipcase will house all three novels together and is foil stamped with unique design.
ONLY 100 SETS WILL BE PRINTED & BOUND, EACH SIGNED AND NUMBERED
RIVER RUNS RED
Book 1 of The Border Trilogy
A reporter for an independent weekly newspaper in El Paso finds herself strangely thrilled to cover murder stories, even while her beloved brother is dying in a nearby hospital room.
A CNN correspondent trapped in an underground prison in Iraq finds unexpected salvation.
A CIA agent assigned to run Operation Moon Flash, the agency’s covert psychic investigations program, has to step up when his psychics start to die, one by one.
An anthropologist searches an ancient rock art site near a small Texas town on the Rio Grande, hoping to find clues to her father’s disappearance.
When these characters come together, they will confront their own pasts and one another as combatants in a supernatural war spanning the eons and the continents, all linked by the raging currents of the world’s rivers…with the fate of Earth itself hanging in the balance.
River Runs Red is an ambitious epic of a supernatural thriller blending spy fiction with flat-out terror. Character-driven and fast-moving, River Runs Red has more unexpected twists and turns than a mountain stream.
This DarkFuse edition of River Runs Red contains an exclusive, all-new introduction to the Border Trilogy.
MISSING WHITE GIRL
Book 2 of The Border Trilogy
Young Lulu Lavender has been stolen from her home, her family murdered in the night. With the resources and attention of the sheriff’s department consumed by the high-profile case of a missing white teenager from a wealthy family, it falls to rural sheriff’s lieutenant Buck Shelton and his small staff to investigate.
The Lavender family’s nearest neighbor—Oliver Bowles, a college professor with secrets of his own—becomes Buck’s prime suspect. But Oliver is not what he seems and soon accompanies Buck on an excursion into the literal and figurative darkness of Arizona’s storm-drenched southern border.
She’s almost here…
Buck’s investigation leads him into a world of bizarre powers and ancient struggles with tendrils reaching into the present, of border vigilantes and drug dealers, of the lust for power and glory and the most violent impulses within the human heart. When the missing white girl returns, the only thing certain is that people are going to die…
This DarkFuse edition of Missing White Girl contains “Hibernaculum,” an exclusive, all-new Buck Shelton short story.
COLD BLACK HEARTS
Book 3 of The Border Trilogy
An explosion has stolen Phoenix police detective Annie O’Brien’s hearing, but left her with a preternaturally heightened sense of empathy. Surrounded by emotions she can’t cope with and unable to do her job anymore, Annie accepts a job in a small New Mexico town, away from the big city and her former life.
But that job—proving the innocence of a man accused of a double murder—turns out to be more complicated than expected. And so does life in the country outside the small town of Drummond, not least because it’s located near the ruins of New Dominion, a border town that was, decades earlier, the site of a devastating massacre.
Now an ancient evil is rising from the ashes of New Dominion, and Annie, haunted by tragedy and threatened by enemies both human and demonic, must stop its ascension...but will she survive?
This DarkFuse edition of Cold Black Hearts contains “Righteous Prey,” an exclusive, all-new Annie O’Brien short story.
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